A former police officer pleaded not guilty in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today to cheating two government pensioners in a property transaction involving RM680,000 two years ago.
Ab Gani Che Man, 68, who is a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, allegedly misled Mohamad Ali Abdullah and Azman Yahya into selling a shop unit at RM680,000.
He was charged with committing the offence at Level 1, Jalan 1/76C, Desa Pandan, on Aug 18, 2016.
The charge, under Section 420 of the Penal Code (which pertains to cheating), provides a jail term of one year to 10 years with whipping and a fine as well, upon conviction.
Ab Gani also pleaded not guilty to an alternative charge of criminal breach of trust involving RM680,000 at Messrs Ab Gani Che Man & Co, at the same place between March 20 and April 28, 2017.
For the alternative charge under Section 408 of the Penal Code, he is liable to a jail term of not more than 14 years, and whipping and fine, if convicted.
Judge Zamri Bakar allowed the accused bail of RM30,000 in one surety and set Nov 16 for mention.
DPP Norashikin Ibrahim appeared for the prosecution while Ab Gani was represented by counsel N. Kalyana Sundaram.